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September 2014
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Bookbike Volunteer Orientation

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Do you love books and bikes? If so, combine these two passions by becoming a volunteer for the Pima County Public Library’s Bookbike Please fill out a volunteer application and bring it with you to the training. RSVP for this training is required – contact Toby or Karen at 791-4010 or email Tobias.Wehner@pima.gov and Karen.Greene@pima.gov.

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Using Census Data in Grantwriting

September 26 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Learn how to navigate the Census Bureau’s FactFinder 2 database in order to locate population, housing, education, disability, income, and other information available from the decennial Census and the American Community Survey. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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October 2014
Free

Using ReferenceUSA: Tips & Tricks

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Come learn how to navigate ReferenceUSA, the premier source of business and residential information offered by the Pima County Public Library. Small business owners and nonprofit fundraisers are especially encouraged to attend.   Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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Urban Yarns @ the Library

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Calling all downtown knitters & crocheters! Meet fellow fiber fanatics, peruse the library’s latest fiber-themed books, & find inspiration for your next project.   Note: No instruction is provided.

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Grants Databases Open Lab

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Opportunity for nonprofit & community organizations to research using the Foundation Directory Online & the Arizona Guide to Grants databases with a librarian present to help maximize search results.   Seating at a computer is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Plaza Planter Project Work Party

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Join the community as we continue to spruce up the Plaza Planters in front of the Main Library. Monthly work parties will be open to all – we’ll weed, replant, turn soil and provide some TLC to the planters.

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Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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We will discuss this month’s reading selection, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. You can pick up a copy of this month’s book at the first floor information desk of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, starting 1:00pm September 18th.

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Books on Wheels – Call For Volunteers

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Books on Wheels (on bikes) program is looking for volunteers to help select books for homebound community members. Please fill out an application and bring it with you to the orientation. In order to reserve a spot at this orientation or if you have any questions, please e-mail Karen.Greene@pima.gov or call Infoline at 791-4010.

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Video Game Astronomy

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Presented by Portable Planetarium. From arcade games to Mass Effect to Zelda, learn how astronomy is referenced in a wide variety of gaming platforms and interests. Participants crawl inside an inflatable planetarium and view the stars and constellations on the ceiling of the dome.

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Understand Philanthropy in Southern Arizona to Support Your Fundraising Goals

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Joel D. Valdez Main Library ,
101 N Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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Stephanie La Loggia will share how the “pie of philanthropy” can be utilized by organizations and fundraising professionals in their work to locate and channel resources toward vital community services and solutions. Registration is required.  Register online or call Info Line at 791-4010.

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